September 26, 2018 / 3:35 PM / in 2 months

Nigeria's main unions to strike over minimum wage

ABUJA, Sept 26 (Reuters) - Nigeria’s main unions will begin an indefinite nationwide strike on Thursday over the minimum wage, after talks with the government broke down, the leader of an umbrella labour body representing them said on Wednesday.

“We are going ahead with our planned action,” Peter Ozo-Eson, general secretary of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), told Reuters. Unions want the government to almost triple the monthly minimum wage to around 50,000 naira ($164) from 18,000 naira. (Reporting by Camillus Eboh; Writing by Alexis Akwagyiram; Editing by Robin Pomeroy)

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